A herdsman has been arrested with an AK-47 assault rifle and 24 rounds of live ammunition in Enugu.
The Police Public Relations Officer, Enugu State Police Command, Mr. Ebere Amaraizu, who announced the arrest on Tuesday, identified the herdsman as Ibrahim Adamumale.
Adamumale, said to be about 20 years old, is from Nasarawa State. He resides at Hausa Quarters in the 9th Mile Area of Enugu, but rears cattle in communities within the Udi Local Government Area and environs.
It was gathered that Adamumale was apprehended in a bush in Affa community, in the Udi area on August 29. Amaraizu explained that the herdsman was in possession of the “sophisticated” weapon and ammunition when he was accosted by policemen and some members of the community. He revealed that members of the community had earlier informed security agents about the herdsman’s violent activities in the area.
Amaraizu said Adamumale fired several shots into the air in an attempt to evade arrest, stating that the shootings did not deter the policemen, who eventually apprehended and took him into custody. The police spokesman, who stated that the suspect was being interrogated, added that the police were investigating how the herdsman obtained the weapon. Read more